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Rodney Vernon FRANKLIN

Regimental number414
Place of birthMount Barker, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDraughtsman
AddressSaddleworth, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 10.5"
Weight155 lbs
Next of kinFather, C R Franklin, Saddleworth, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets for 3 years; 1.2 years in the 79th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 August 1915
Place of enlistmentMorphetville, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name10th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 24 June 1917
Place of burialSuez War Memorial Cemetery (Row A, Grave No. 56), Egypt
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Cheltenham Cemetery, South Australia. Parents: Charles R. and Margaret S. FRANKLIN, Saddleworth, South Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

To hospital, sick, Gallipoli, 26 April 1915; admitted to Convalescent Camp, Alexandria, 2 June 1915 (tonsilitis); discharged to duty same day; embarked Alexandria for Gallipoli, 8 June 1915; rejoined Bn at Gallipoli, 13 June 1915. Admitted to New Zealand Field Ambulance Dressing Station, Gallipoli, 10 August 1915 (influenza); transferred to Lemnos and embarked for England on HS 'Aquitania', 11 August 1915; admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 23 August 1915 (dysentery).

Discharged from the AIF, 26 November 1915, on being granted a Commission, 10th Reserve Bn, Royal Lancaster Regiment, British Army.

Subsequently served in the Royal Flying Corps.

Killed in action, 24 June 1917.

Medals: Croix de Guerre, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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